Since April 1, violators of the Covid-19 safety norms, such as wearing face masks that cover the nose and mouth and maintaining social distancing, have been subjected to a Rs 1,000 spot fine.
The Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) declared on Saturday that passengers who breach Covid-19 safety norms at the Mumbai Airport would be fined Rs 1,000.
Individuals who fail to comply with Covid safety norms at the airport, such as wearing face masks that cover the nose and mouth and maintaining social distancing, will be fined INR 1000, according to MIAL.
The airport has assigned marshals to control various parts of the airport in response to the new order from the aviation safety watchdog DGCA.
“In the case of non-compliance with Covid law, the violator will be handed over to authorities for further action,” according to the MIAL.
CSMIA (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport Mumbai) had put related messages and guidelines on safety practises across the airport in the form of physical and digital boards as part of its SOP for the resumption of domestic flights in May 2020.
“CSMIA conducts rigorous temperature screening of passengers and staff before allowing them into the terminal, as well as routine sanitization and disinfection of its facilities, especially at high-traffic areas and touchpoints,” according to the statement.
Aside from that, frequent announcements are made over the airport PA system and by on-ground marshals urging passengers to take safety measures when passing through the airport.
“To encourage the practise of social distancing, the airport has adopted many steps, including floor markers, staggered seating arrangements, and the installation of plexiglass to eliminate face-to-face encounters between airport staff and passengers.” Hand sanitizers have also been strategically located in the facility, and passengers are encouraged to use contactless payment transactions while at the airport,” according to the CSMIA.
The news comes on the same day that Mumbai announced over 9,000 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the city’s largest single-day increase since the coronavirus pandemic started last year. With 27 deaths in the last 24 hours, the virus has claimed the lives of 11,751 people in Mumbai. A total of 4,41,282 positive cases have been registered in the area.